At that time, salt was a valuable commodity and the form that master salts took reflected that. They are always wide and squat with a wide foot so they wouldnt tip over and spill. This salt has a bowl with four rounded lobes that extend out from the scalloped foot. Each lobe is separated at the rim by a shell with gold gilt around the rim and body.
The green, brown, black and white agate decoration goes through the clay rather than being surface applied. The underside of the foot is recessed and is impressed MINTON. Measuring 5 in width diagonally by 2 ½ in height, the master salt is in remarkably mint original condition with no damage or repairs. The item "VERY RARE LARGE 1800s AGATE MASTER SALT SIGNED MINTON MOCHAWARE YELLOW WARE MINT" is in sale since Saturday, April 30, 2016. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Staffordshire".fever" and is located in Sterling, Virginia. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Japan, China, Sweden, South Korea, Indonesia, Taiwan, South africa, Thailand, Belgium, France, Hong Kong, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Bahamas, Israel, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore, Switzerland, Norway, Saudi arabia, Ukraine, United arab emirates, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Croatia, Malaysia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa rica, Panama, Trinidad and tobago, Guatemala, Honduras, Jamaica, Viet nam, Uruguay.